Scenes from a beach walk.

On the Shoreham Beach boardwalk. Stormy Shoreham BeachWaves on Shoreham Beach

TIL: Apple proposed the forthcoming set of emoji covering people in wheelchairs, with service dogs, etc. Cool. (via Download)

The victorious defeat of the open web

It just occurred to me that the prevalent idea that apps killed the open web is completely and utterly wrong. The open web is still there, it still works, and it still needs no-one’s permission before you can publish there. Sure, the vast majority of the attention is elsewhere, in siloed apps, but then it was in the glory days of the web, too.

Maybe that’s OK. Maybe that’s how it should be. And that’s maybe where those of us who enjoy something different, something alternative, something fun can build new and interesting things. We need new mechanisms to help people navigate these alleyways, and to connect with each other, as most of the old ones are gone or transformed. But that can be done.

Maybe, just maybe, the victory of the apps has handed us the blessing of being counter-cultural again. And that’s exciting.

Just tried to explain 70s/80s linear TV to my children, in all its pre-daytime TV, pre-streaming “glory”. They can’t get past the idea it was impossible to pause TV, let alone the rest of it.

God, I feel old.

This is totally bodacious: Captain Marvel: Official Movie Site

To give you some sense of how unwell I’ve been - it’s now 60 hours since I had a coffee.

60 hours.

And here’s your depressing reminder that Brits using .eu domain names will probably lose them.

For UK Residents Facing Brexit: Alternatives to the .EU Domain Name

The problem with being a one-man band is that you handle your own DNS faff. Back when I had a Real Job ™ there were people to handle that for me (but forms to fill in before they would.)

I love Uses This. Such a simple idea: short profiles of various people and the tools they use to get their work done. But endlessly interesting.

A translation of Zuckerberg’s “15 years of #facebook” post from Zuck to English.

(Now with corrected link - thanks @smokey)